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ZyXEL Communications ZyXEL ZyAIR G-500 Quick Installation Manual

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ZyAIR G-500
802.11g Wireless Access Point

Quick Installation Guide

Version 3.50
April 2004


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  • Page 1: Quick Installation Guide

    ZyAIR G-500 802.11g Wireless Access Point Quick Installation Guide Version 3.50 April 2004...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    1 Introducing the ZyAIR ... 4 2 Hardware Connections ... 4 2.1 Rear Panel and Connections... 4 2.2 The LED Display... 5 3 Set Up Your Computer’s IP Address... 6 3.1 Windows 2000/NT/XP ... 6 3.2 Testing the Connection to the ZyAIR ... 7 4 Configure the ZyAIR...
  • Page 4: Introducing The Zyair

    1 Introducing the ZyAIR The ZyAIR G-500 is an IEEE802.11g compliant 54 Mpbs wireless LAN access point. It is suited for wireless connections to the wired network in the home and small office environment. The key features of the ZyAIR are configurable output power, limitation of client connections, IEEE 802.1x, WEP data encryption and MAC address filtering.
  • Page 5: The Led Display

    ZyAIR B-500 802.11g Wireless Access Point 2.2 The LED Display The PWR/SYS and the WLAN LEDs turn on when the power is connected. The ETHN LED turns on, if the ETHERNET port is properly connected. See the ZyAIR Front Panel LED Description table for more information.
  • Page 6: Set Up Your Computer's Ip Address

    Table 1 ZyAIR Front Panel LED Description COLOR STATUS PWR/SYS Green Blinking ETHN Green Blinking Amber Blinking WLAN Green Blinking To access the ZyAIR, configure your computer’s IP address and subnet mask to be in the same range as the ZyAIR’s.
  • Page 7: Testing The Connection To The Zyair

    Right-click Local Area Connection and then click Properties. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) (under the General tab in Windows XP) and click Properties. The Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties screen opens (the General tab in Windows XP). Configure your computer to use a static IP address, select Use the following IP Address and fill in the IP address ( to and...
  • Page 8: Configure The Zyair

    Press ENTER. The following screen displays. C:\>ping Pinging with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=254 Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=254 Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=254 Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=254 Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum =...
  • Page 9 The default password (“1234”) is already in the password field (in non-readable format). Click Login to proceed to a screen asking you to change your password. Click Reset to revert to the default password in the password field. It is highly recommended you change the default password! Enter a new password, retype it to confirm and click Apply;...
  • Page 10: Common Screen Command Buttons

    You should now see the web configurator MAIN MENU screen. Click LOGOUT at any time to exit the web configurator. The management session automatically times out when the time period set in the Administrator Inactivity Timer field expires (default five minutes). Simply log back 4.2 Common Screen Command Buttons The following table shows common command buttons found on many web configurator screens.
  • Page 11 Click WIZARD SETUP to display the first wizard screen shown next. Use the second wizard screen to set up the wireless LAN. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encrypts data frames before transmitting over the wireless network. Select either 64-bit or 128-bit from the WEP Encryption drop-down list box to activate WEP encryption. Select Disable to turn off WEP data encryption.
  • Page 12: Hardware Mounting Installation

    Fill in the fields in the last wizard configuration screen. If you change the ZyAIR’s IP address, you must use the new IP address if you want Change the wireless parameter settings in the wireless stations to match those of the ZyAIR. Refer to the user’s guide for your wireless adapter.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    Adjust the cables. Run the connection cables down the back of the ZyAIR. b. Run the connection cables upward and along the edge of the ceiling. Align the holes on the back of the ZyAIR with the screws on the wall. Hang the ZyAIR on the screws.

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